John Patrick Shanley - Stella by Starlight, The Stella Adler Studio Of Acting's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala - Arrivals at 15 East 27th St - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015
Doug Hughes and John Patrick Shanley - Opening Night after party for Broadway's Outside Mullingar, held at the Copacabana nightclub - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Friday 24th January 2014
Doug Hughes, John Aylward, Brian F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing, Dearbhla Molloy and John Patrick Shanley - Meet and greet with the cast of the play Outside Mullingar, held at the Manhattan Theater Club rehearsal space. - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd December 2013
When presented with the challenge of adapting his own play, Doubt, for the screen, John Patrick Shanley takes an alternate approach. Gone are Cherry Jones and Brian F. O'Byrne, award-claiming talents who'd shaped Shanley's four-person narrative into a Pulitzer, Tony, and Drama Desk Award winner in 2005. He replaces them here with marquee Hollywood names who have heavy-lifting abilities, and the casting works, though a part of me still wishes Shanley had invited Jones and O'Byrne to usher Doubt to its filmed incarnation.
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Moonstruck tells the story of Loretta (Cher, in her Academy Award-winning performance), a thirtysomething Brooklyn widow, who is apparently happy in her humdrum life. She lives with her parents, goes to work, and looks for nothing more. Life becomes too difficult when extremes enter the picture. Her fiancé, Johnny (Danny Aiello), fits her life model to a T, a supremely ordinary man in every way, including romance. Loretta has to practically walk him through his proposal, and she always kisses him first. For Loretta, that's fine. She loved her last husband and that caused her nothing but heartache. "When you love them, they drive you crazy," her mother explains.
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As part of its bid to make 24-hour news an institution, CNN sent producers Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) and Ingrid Formanek (Helena Bonham Carter) to Baghdad in August 1990 to cover the brutal Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The HBO film Live from Baghdad is the story of how Wiener and CNN overcame adversity to become the only network to continue broadcasting from Baghdad during the U.S. air strikes.
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Alive is the true story of a plane crash that occurred in 1972 in the Andes. Come on, you know what I'm talking about, the one where the survivors had to resort to cannibalism? Yeah, I saw that episode of Seinfeld too. The movie has been parodied way too much for something of its caliber.
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